Upcoming Events for Care and Wellness
Dementia Awareness Education Series - July, August and September

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease
Thursday, July 20; 9:30 – 11  am

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease is a workshop for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.    (Click here to register)                 


Effective Communication Strategies

Thursday, Aug. 17; 9:30 – 11  am

This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor and making legal and financial decisions. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.
(Click here to register).


Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

Thursday, Sept. 21; 9:30 – 11 am

Behavior is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost; however, some behaviors can present challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behaviors, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.   (Click here to register).


Know Before You Go

  • Each workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.
  • Each session will feature a different speaker and include professional vendors that specialize in providing assistance to family members of people with dementia.
  • Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina and the Senior Information & Networking Group (SING) of Wake Forest, these workshops are designed to offer local families the opportunity to learn about dozens of programs, services, products and resources – all in one location.
  • For more information, contact the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre at 919-435-9458.

Please Pre-Register –  (Click here).

On Purpose Peace - September 21st at 7pm

On Purpose Peace

 is an interactive small group to help you
discover your purpose in this life and answer the following questions:

      – What are you searching for in your life? 
      – What’s your plan to make a change in order to make a difference?     
      – Are you searching for direction, meaning, identity, significance, hope, focus, happiness,       
        or any number of different emotions that leave you frustrated or stuck?     
      – You may experience feelings of dissatisfaction, even in the face of success.      
      – Feel overwhelmed with all the things on your To Do list that offer no nourishment       
        for your spirit.     
      – Feel disconnected from the joy you know is inside you!

If you haven’t identified your true purpose in life,

Join us for this fantastic 7 week journey, you’ll discover your real purpose, experience clarity in balancing demands on your time, and find a real peace when your purpose, your schedule and your spirit are aligned!

Join us on
September 21st 
– from 7-8:30pm
First session will be in Anthony Conference room and
all other sessions will be in the Founders room

Cost for materials is $40  Scholarships are available

If you have questions, please contact Gladys Whitehouse at
gladys.whitehouse@gmail.com

(Click Here) to register
Divorce Care starting September 12th
The next 13 week session begins 
Tuesday September 12th
7-9 pm in the Padua Room 
located in the Community CenterEveryone (new and past participants) are asked to register(click here) to register

                                For more information please contact
                                Bill Morgan at dejanuts@yahoo.com

Seeing God in Your Cancer Journey

Whether you’ve received a cancer diagnosis or you love someone who has been diagnosed,
cancer can really shake up everything you thought you knew in life.
This nine week series is open to both patients, past patients and caregivers.
We’ll focus on various aspects of your cancer journey like prayer, communication, faith, healing, and relationships.

Join us
Monday September 11th – in Padua Room (right after daily Mass).
or
Tuesday September 12 6:30pm in Cupertino Room

For more information, contact Kathleen Owen at
919-847-8205, ext 241

Calling All Cooks!

        Our Feed the Need ministry is feeling the heat!

We’re low on casseroles and cooks for regularly scheduled meals.

Most of our families are small this summer, so if you have time to make a couple of extra helpings of whatever  you’re cooking for your family, consider signing up to coo a meal for a family.  If you’re more a “spur of the moment” cook, consider making a casserole recipe that can be frozen.

If the recipe says, “serves 4”, please divide the casserole into two containers
as it will serve two of our families.

                                                        Have questions contact
                                            Donna Mariani at – 919-326-3768 or
                                        Kathleen Owen at 919-847-8205, ext 241
                                           kathleen.owen@stfrancisraleigh.org

 

 

Transitions Grief Care Offerings

For information about upcoming events, programs and support groups offered by Transitions GriefCare – (Click here)